Real Betis boss Gus Poyet given vote of confidence

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
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Real Betis boss Gus Poyet receives backing from his club's board following Saturday's 6-1 home defeat to Real Madrid.

Real Betis vice-president Jose Miguel Lopez Catalan has insisted that head coach Gus Poyet still has 'full support' from the club's board despite a disappointing start to the 2016-17 campaign.

Betis have lost four of their eight league matches this season and dropped down to 15th position in the table after suffering a 6-1 home defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday night.

Poyet, who took charge of the Spanish club in the summer, was subjected to chants from the Betis supporters at the end of the Real Madrid clash, but the club's vice-president has given the Uruguayan a vote of confidence.

"Yes, we fully support the coach. We're eight league games in, we have eight points and we haven't found the game we want yet," Lopez Catalan told Movistar+. "It's something that Gustavo also recognises, but we must continue working so we can reach our [desired] results.

"It's normal for the beticos to be upset, we're all very upset. The fans didn't deserve it. We've built a new team, with 12 signings and a new coach, and this is something that takes time to bear fruit. We have to keep working."

Next up for Betis is a trip to fellow strugglers Osasuna on Friday night.

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5Real Sociedad2414283732544
6Villarreal24109532181439
7EibarEibar2411583931838
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19Granada2437142252-3016
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